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Labour Standards Officer 1-2

 

 

Competition # : 34093 

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Temporary

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG 

Closing Date: 1/25/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

 

The Labour Standards Division is responsible for the Labour Standards Code and related regulations, which establish the basic rights and responsibilities of provincially regulated employers and workers in Nova Scotia.  The legislation provides a dispute resolution mechanism and enforcement tools for addressing complaints under the Code and establishes licensing and registration requirements in relation to the recruitment and hiring of foreign workers.

 

We help people understand and comply with our legislation and provide a fair, accessible and responsive system for resolving disputes under the Labour Standards Code and related regulations.

 

We know our work can be challenging and often deals with people in difficult situations − we strive to create a welcoming, respectful, safe, supportive, and inclusive workplace culture.

 

On October 6, 2021 the Government of Nova Scotia announced full vaccination will be a condition of employment for new staff being hired. View News Release

About Our Opportunity

 

As a Labour Standards Officer 1-2, you will support the work of the Labour Standards Division by responding − in a manner that promotes understanding and compliance − to telephone and email inquiries regarding the application of the Labour Standards Code and regulations.  Using your knowledge of labour standards and settlement skills, you will help resolve disputes between employers and employees. As well, you will investigate matters under the Labour Standards Code and issue formal decisions when necessary.

Primary Accountabilities

 

  • Provide clear, accurate and consistent information to employers, workers, recruiters, and the public about labour standards
  • Effectively manage a demanding caseload of complaint files ensuring service targets are met
  • Facilitate settlement of disputes under the Labour Standards Code and regulations
  • Conduct investigations in an impartial, fair and timely manner
  • Make findings of fact and legal findings and issue written reasoned decisions
  • Enforce decisions through collection activity when necessary

Qualifications and Experience

 

You have good interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to explain complex information in a way that people can easily understand.  You have experience dealing with frustrated and upset individuals and can deescalate situations by seeking to understand others’ perspectives, showing empathy, and remaining calm and respectful.   You clearly demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 

You have proven critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as experience conducting research, assessing information and making conclusions, and doing written analytical work.  You are conscientious about — and accurate with — your work and have well developed time management and organizational skills to effectively manage competing priorities in a busy work environment. You are comfortable using Microsoft applications including Excel and Outlook and use these tools to help you work more efficiently.  

 

You consistently maintain a respectful, professional, and courteous manner with colleagues and clients.  You are flexible and adaptable and demonstrate a willingness to take on any task required to help the team provide timely quality service to the public.

 

Assets for this role include:

 

  • Experience applying policies/legislation/regulations
  • As well as being fluent in English, you are fluent in other languages

 

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Equivalency

 

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Additional Information

 

Please note, this is expected to be a Temporary status position with an anticipated end date of September 30, 2022; however the position status (“term”, “temporary” or “casual”)  is dependent on the start date of the successful candidate.

 

  • Qualified candidates will be required to pass a written assessment to move on to the interview stage of the competition.
  • You are encouraged to submit a cover letter with your application.  Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out. 

What We Offer

 

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace: our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in, we have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless career paths.
  • Department specific flexible working schedules.  

 

Pay Grade:  PR 09 - PR 11  

Salary Range:  $2,028.21 - $2,688.50 Bi-Weekly

 

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

 

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

 

 

 Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued. 

 

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. 

 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to Competitions@novascotia.ca.